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Double Standard Time Agani Folks.....

Post by kbot » 08-15-2016 03:45 PM

Can't ya just see the Left and the media closing ranks on this one?

Why Should Malia Obama Face No Consequences, and a Poor Black Kid Face Jail?

When a video of Malia Obama ostensibly smoking a joint at the Lollapalooza concert surfaced this week, there were a mix of internet reactions. Some feigned disappointment that the president’s daughter would apparently engage in drug use. Some hearkened back to the poor treatment George W. Bush’s daughters, Jenna and Barbara Bush, got from the media for their under-age drinking and compared it to the relatively mild criticism Malia was getting. But millions of people instantly related to and defended Malia from the scrutiny. After all, who among us hadn’t partaken in marijuana at a concert when we were 18? The only difference is the whole world wasn’t watching us.

Only about 10% of high school students and 20% of college students admit to smoking marijuana in the last 30 days, but good statistics on teenage marijuana use are difficult to come by. Teenagers aren’t going to be forthcoming about a practice that remains illegal in the great majority of states around the country. And while Malia was doing something fairly typical for young people, one thing that was atypical for the average person smoking weed was her lack of risk. While it’s certainly unpleasant to have her video shared, no one is going to be arresting the president’s daughter for smoking pot. Yet that’s something that happens to many people every day all over the country.

The concert Malia was attending was in Chicago. A few years ago, Chicago loosened up its fairly strict marijuana laws. Now possession of a small amount of marijuana gets you a ticket instead of an arrest, but the fine is several hundred dollars. Smoking in public, however, is a different offense and can easily lead to arrest. No one is arguing that Malia should be arrested for her smoking (if she was) — but then why should anyone be arrested for it? The rules should apply to everyone, including the president’s family, in the same way. And it’s the rules themselves that need changing. A Federal ban on marijuana remains in place, even in states that have legalized it. If the president’s Harvard-bound daughter is smoking marijuana without repercussions, perhaps other people should have the same benefit.

http://heatst.com/politics/why-should-m ... face-jail/

I'm all for putting pot into the same category as alcohol. It's a ridiculous set of laws we have. BUT.......... if Obama's daughter gets off, other users should be freed immediately and their records expunged (IMHO.....)
What the hell are we fighting for? Ah, just surrender and it won't hurt at all. You just got time to say your prayers. Yeah, while you're waiting for the hammer to fall. (Brian May of Queen)

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Re: Double Standard Time Agani Folks.....

Post by Riddick » 08-15-2016 05:26 PM

It's just their standard MO. 'Now remember folks! Follow the rules & obey the laws -That said, don't do as I do, y'all just do as I say and everything'll be fine, just fine.'

If it wasn't they double 'em up, would the Left and media have any standards at all?

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Re: Double Standard Time Again Folks.....

Post by kbot » 09-13-2016 11:11 AM

kbot wrote:Can't ya just see the Left and the media closing ranks on this one?

Why Should Malia Obama Face No Consequences, and a Poor Black Kid Face Jail?

When a video of Malia Obama ostensibly smoking a joint at the Lollapalooza concert surfaced this week, there were a mix of internet reactions. Some feigned disappointment that the president’s daughter would apparently engage in drug use. Some hearkened back to the poor treatment George W. Bush’s daughters, Jenna and Barbara Bush, got from the media for their under-age drinking and compared it to the relatively mild criticism Malia was getting. But millions of people instantly related to and defended Malia from the scrutiny. After all, who among us hadn’t partaken in marijuana at a concert when we were 18? The only difference is the whole world wasn’t watching us.

Only about 10% of high school students and 20% of college students admit to smoking marijuana in the last 30 days, but good statistics on teenage marijuana use are difficult to come by. Teenagers aren’t going to be forthcoming about a practice that remains illegal in the great majority of states around the country. And while Malia was doing something fairly typical for young people, one thing that was atypical for the average person smoking weed was her lack of risk. While it’s certainly unpleasant to have her video shared, no one is going to be arresting the president’s daughter for smoking pot. Yet that’s something that happens to many people every day all over the country.

The concert Malia was attending was in Chicago. A few years ago, Chicago loosened up its fairly strict marijuana laws. Now possession of a small amount of marijuana gets you a ticket instead of an arrest, but the fine is several hundred dollars. Smoking in public, however, is a different offense and can easily lead to arrest. No one is arguing that Malia should be arrested for her smoking (if she was) — but then why should anyone be arrested for it? The rules should apply to everyone, including the president’s family, in the same way. And it’s the rules themselves that need changing. A Federal ban on marijuana remains in place, even in states that have legalized it. If the president’s Harvard-bound daughter is smoking marijuana without repercussions, perhaps other people should have the same benefit.

http://heatst.com/politics/why-should-m ... face-jail/

I'm all for putting pot into the same category as alcohol. It's a ridiculous set of laws we have. BUT.......... if Obama's daughter gets off, other users should be freed immediately and their records expunged (IMHO.....)
What the hell are we fighting for? Ah, just surrender and it won't hurt at all. You just got time to say your prayers. Yeah, while you're waiting for the hammer to fall. (Brian May of Queen)

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